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Throw Caution to the Wind


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

You know that saying...if you wait until the time is right, or all conditions are perfect...then it will never happen.

I think a lot can be said for not waiting. Drop the self doubt. Drop the fear. Drop the disbelief. This is not to discount the tools or training you might need...but taking that first step is the beginning of something that could be great. Whether it's great in your books, or inspiring to others, or an exercise in self love and self respect. Are you sitting on the side of the pool, afraid to put your toe in the water?

I know I have done this to myself, but one thing that has come from my journey here on Spark People is confirmation and motivation to take on a challenge. I have never thought 'shucks I should be #1'. It isn't about #1. It's just about doing it. Make it your own. The fact that you did something, or are doing it now...now matter how big or small...that isn't the point.

Where is all of this going? Well, I got a bit excited about a great deal on a race. Except it is open water. I have not trained in open water. But I did go to a great swim clinic and I am doing a lot better in my swimming. I already have a closed water tri coming up. The swim is a little further, but you can stop and break if need be.

The thing is...I chose the closed water because it gave me a comfort zone. Which is great. If that makes you embrace it and excited then definitely go with something you feel is attainable. But don't forget to reach further for the next time. Because you can reach further. And so can I. So...I am throwing caution to the wind. Clueless wonderdog will do the Iron Girl Rocky Gap event on September 9th. The closed water event will be September 30th. Both are girls only events (which quietly makes me squeal because they are fun...and that's the least I should be thinking...have FUN...don't forget to have FUN).

I'll report back on my thoughts for sure. What do you have to look forward to? What new challenge have you created for yourself to keep you focused on how important you and your health are? I'd love to hear about it. That's what makes Spark so great. emoticon
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BOBBYD31 8/24/2012 2:49PM

    that is great! love it! i have done both and it is good that you are doing the closed first so you have more of a comfort level then jump into the open water. YOU CAN DO IT!

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123ELAINE456 8/23/2012 5:27AM

  AWESOME!!! THIS IS THE WAY TO GO!!! GREAT ATTITUDE. God Bless
you and Have a Wonderful Week.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/22/2012 8:34PM

    You have a great attitude!

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SEEHOLZ 8/22/2012 1:42PM

    Way to jump in with both feet! I think it'll pay off-- Have FUN!

I have not been embracing challenges too much lately, but I think that's okay to just cruise too, because it's not always necessary to challenge yourself in terms of exercise- I've been kind of challenging myself at work a bit.... so maybe that counts for something-lol!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 8/22/2012 1:13PM

    emoticon for throwing caution to the wind.

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